One of the simplest ways to save money is to plan meals and buy only what you need. A weekly food plan can reduce waste, reduce stress and save time!

If you’re keen to save money at the checkout – spend some time setting a meal plan for 3-4 dinners for the week, which leaves some flexibility if plans change.

Download our free meal planner to help you set the week and work out exactly what you need.

Money Saving tip: you might also like to make double quantities for some meals and freeze for when you’re less prepared.

No-one wants to spend days researching better deals only to end up with analysis paralysis. Here are 5 tips to get a better deal. Download our free energy comparison sheets to make it easier to compare what’s on offer.

  1. Use a reputable comparison website: government sites are the preferred option, they don’t receive payment for your contract and they compare all offers not a select few (e.g. www.energymadeeasy.gov.au, compare.energy.vic.gov.au)
  2. Make sure you compare like-for-like so you know you’d be truly getting a better deal, use our electricity worksheets to compare all costs. Check each component of the bills, including, the cost per kilowatt (kW) of usage and cost per day/billing period supply charge.
  3. Check how discounts apply to the bill – for example, would the discount only apply if the bill is paid in full and on time? Does the discount apply to both supply charges (the daily cost to be connected to the grid) and/or usage charges (the amount of kW used in the billing period)?
  4. Compare at least three offers.
  5. Repeat annually to make sure you’re on a competitive deal.

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